Multiliteracies, Discourses and Identities published

This book explores the everyday reading and writing experiences of children from Chinese families living in Britain. Using an ethnographic approach, the author presents in-depth case studies of three migrant children, all of whom received some education in mainland China before moving to Britain. The theoretical framework is based on the New Literacy Studies approach… Continue reading Multiliteracies, Discourses and Identities published


New publication: The Impact of Study Abroad on the Acquisition of Sociopragmatic Variation Patterns

This book investigates the study abroad profile of non-native speaker teachers of English, exploring the impact of studying abroad on the acquisition of sociopragmatic variation patterns and the relationship between such patterns and identity development. Introducing the concept of ‘loci of learning’, the book provides a compelling insight into the relationship between the duration of… Continue reading New publication: The Impact of Study Abroad on the Acquisition of Sociopragmatic Variation Patterns

Translation Studies

Subtitling Matters

Drawing on recent theoretical developments in second language acquisition, this book proposes a new approach to the learning of foreign languages through subtitled audiovisual input. Subtitled text is explored as a source of language acquisition, and its dialogue and subtitle components are focused on as sources of linguistic input. The primary focus of the research… Continue reading Subtitling Matters


Language, Learning and Teaching

This book showcases recent work carried out by members of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL). By focusing on the relationship between language and its users within the micro context of Ireland, the contributors generate insights which promise to open up future avenues for Applied Linguistics research, both in Ireland and beyond. The collection… Continue reading Language, Learning and Teaching